Peach cake – it even sounds like summer!
Peaches are available much of the year now in most places, but they sure are sweeter and softer when they are at their peak in the summer and early fall.
Take advantage of the availability of fresh peaches when you can get them and try this lovely cake recipe.
This wonderful cake is full of fresh peaches and warm, spicy cinnamon, with a crunch of chopped pecans. With all of those tasty ingredients, isn’t that one of the best cake recipes you can think of? It is for me.
Well the good news is that it is also one of our easy cake recipes. In just a few minutes you can have it in the oven and making the whole house smell wonderful as it bakes.
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 1 1/2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1 1/2 cups peaches, mashed
- 1/2 cup pecans, chopped
- Preheat oven to 325°F.
- Combine the oil and sugar and beating together well. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition.
- Combine the flour, baking soda, salt and cinnamon. Mix well. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the creamed mixture, mixing just until blended. Stir in the peaches and pecans.
- Spoon the batter into a greased and floured 13"x9"x2" baking pan. Bake at 325°F for 40-45 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in the centre comes out clean.
Alternate Method of Making Peach Cake:
- You can also add peach halves to the top of the cake before it is baked, as shown in the image. It tastes great and looks fabulous.
Tips and Variations:
- You can also use canned peaches for this recipe if you prefer, or if you can’t get fresh peaches.
- For a nice presentation you can add peach halves to the top of the cake before baking as in the photo at the top of the page. Dust with icing sugar before serving.
How to Peel Peaches
Boil a pot of water. When the water is boiling drop a few peaches into it and let them stay for 1 minute max. Anywhere from 30 to 60 seconds is usually enough. Scoop the peaches out of the hot water and immediately drop them into a bowl that is filled with ice water. Once they are cool enough to handle, make a cut in the peach at the bottom. The skin should just peel off as you lift the edges with your knife.